Which Carnival ship was or is your best experience and why

My first Carnival ship cruise was the Carnival Dream. It was my first and best experience back in 2010. magnificent ship with the best swimming pool, gym, and spa.

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My first Carnival ship was the Carnival Conquest. I was on a destroyer for 4 years and I did not want to be on any kind of ship. Wife convinced me to try a cruise out of Galveston. Set foot on Conquest, I was hooked. It was a palace. I took a behind scene tour of ship, did a motorcycle excursion in Cozumel, ate food all the time, crew was outstanding, the Playlist shows were amazing!. Got 28 cruises under my belt now.

Grandeur Of The Seas (Royal Caribbean, I know) because of the itinerary:

Flew into LONDON and got a connection to ROME

Spent 3 days in ROME pre-cruise

Cruised to ATHENS, SANTORINI, and EPHASIS before returning to ROME

Flew back to LONDON and spent 3 days there before flying HOME

The best was the first. The Carnival Holiday was a small ship but full of wonder. Now it's the Conquest class of ship. We find them easy to navigate, have the amenities we prefer, and fit our activity requirements.

Thanks, everyone, I know that the cabin means much to all when it comes to cruising. What is your preferred room choice? Interior, balcony, suite, Havanna, Or porthole. Our choice really depends on what we can afford and availability. I think it's fair to say we enjoy the Balcony and Havanna. what says you.

We prefer a balcony… but if cost was no object, I would have a suite every time. I like a lot of space.Big Smilej

We like a porthole, if the price gap between it and an interior is minimal - anything 'above' that, balconies/suites, etc - no interest.

think it's about the Cruise and not the space. Not much time is spent in a room other than sleeping and cleaning up.

To each their own. We like our balcony because it allows us a quiet place to watch the water and read or relax.


I'm okay with just a ocean view as we really don't spend anytime in the room (other than sleeping). Having said that We have a balcony booked for our Alaskan Cruise in 2023


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